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HotSpot: Paint-On Skin for Concrete Structures

July 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, an art auction where participants bid with their emotions; a blanket that measures plane passengers' brainwaves to help improve flying; an electrically conductive coat of paint that provides an early warning system for concrete strucutures; and determining the age of stars using ultrasound technology ...

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Teardown: Cash Register

July 17, 2014 9:28 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the EEVblog Teardown, Dave tears down a cash register found in the dumpster. Does it have any useful parts to salvage?                 

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Microsoft to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs Over Next Year

July 17, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April. With the Nokia deal, Microsoft's employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month. Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of...

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Cargo Ship Arrives, Grapples with International Space Station

July 17, 2014 9:13 am | by NASA | Videos | Comments

Carrying more than 3,000 pounds of food, supplies, spare parts and experiments, Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station July 16, where it was grappled by ...      

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After Hybrid Success, Toyota Gambles on Fuel Cell

July 17, 2014 9:07 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker. Buoyed by its success with electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles ...   

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A Tool to Fix One of the Most Dangerous Moments in Surgery

July 17, 2014 8:58 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important ...

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Senate Panel Examining Role of GM Legal Department

July 17, 2014 12:22 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A Senate panel will pose questions to a new set of key players Thursday as it delves deeper into General Motors' delayed recall of millions of small cars. GM CEO Mary Barra will certainly be asked about how she's changing a corporate culture ...

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Ex-Prosecutor Asks for Pardon in Fatal GM Crash

July 16, 2014 7:21 pm | by Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Texas prosecutor has asked the state to pardon a woman who pleaded guilty in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance, saying she now believes the accident was caused by a faulty General Motors ignition switch. Candice Anderson was ...

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GM Supports Bill Banning Rentals of Recalled Cars

July 16, 2014 5:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has become the first big automaker to support legislation barring rental-car companies from renting or selling vehicles subject to a recall. GM's support was announced Wednesday by bill author ...      

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Airbus A380s Tested for Air Leak Problems

July 16, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airbus has advised airliners to test noisy doors on the world's largest passenger airliner, the A380, after identifying a problem with the door seal that could lead to a fall in the cabin pressure. The company said Wednesday that ...  

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UAE Plans First Arab Spaceship to Mars

July 16, 2014 1:08 pm | by Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Arab Emirates, already home to the world's tallest tower, is now reaching for the stars. The energy-rich country on the eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula announced plans Wednesday to establish a space program to send the first ...

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Toyota to Delay Some Vehicle Deliveries Due to Soot

July 16, 2014 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it expects to delay the delivery of about 23,000 vehicles by up to a month while it cleans up soot spewed from a Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. plant in central Japan. According to the automaker ...

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Digital Camera Line for OEMs

July 16, 2014 12:56 pm | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

First Sensor presents the new digital Blue Eagle camera line with a very light sensitive HDR-CMOS image sensor and thermal and mechanical stability for use in automotive and mobile OEM applications ...

Linear Encoders Now a Complete Family

July 16, 2014 12:50 pm | by PD&D Staff | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

HEIDENHAIN Corporation has announced its newest absolute LC 185 and LC 485 sealed linear encoders, now available as a complete family. This includes providing options of all the most common encoder interfaces such as ...

The Next Big Thing in Aviation Is Small

July 16, 2014 12:44 pm | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

The next big thing in aviation may be really small. With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the ...

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